Changing up your workout to keep it fresh and engaging can never hurt, especially if you want to give yourself a “break” from lifting heavy.
After multiple weeks of heavy lifting it’s a good idea to do a complete week of nothing but low weight and high reps! Keeping your workout at a high intensity while pumping out 2 to 3 times your normal rep count will give you an incredible workout.
Don’t think you will get a pump? Think again! Be really concentrated on each movement and holding the contraction at its peak for an extra second or two. You will get everything you want in a workout all while keeping it unique and fresh!
Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.